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Enter Magazine

Enter was an American magazine produced from October 1983 to May 1985 by Children's Television Workshop (CTW, later renamed Sesame Workshop). Similar to sibling titles Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and 3-2-1 Contact magazines, the title was aimed at school-age children. The focus of the magazine was, as declared on the cover, "The world of computers and new technology". Each issue included programs in the BASIC computer language, which readers could type into their own home computer. Readers were introduced to technological innovations of the day, such as optical disc recording technology, which was new at the time.

Unlike other magazines produced by CTW, Enter did not tie into one of the television series produced by the organization. Perhaps for this reason, the magazine lasted only a few years. Beginning in June 1985, some of its features were folded into 3-2-1 Contact magazine, which printed computer programs as part of an "Enter section" for a short while. This section was later re-named "BASIC training."

Descriptions for these issues has been provided by Lewis Collard.

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Issue #9 of Enter magazine from July/August 1984. Inside Story, Feedback (Computer Break-Ins), Bits (Data Dates, Voters Byte Back, Pyramid Computing, Suggestion Box, Robot Roulette, What's in a Name?, Computers on Ice, Dial-A-Drill), Random Access (Teacher's Guide), User Views (One-On-One, Oil's Well, Ardy the Aardvark, Infidel, Shamus: Case II), Ask Enter (Video Mind Control, Intellivision on TV, Bally Why?), News Beat (Small Portables: Big News, Relaxing Software, AWay from Home, Mac and PC...
Topics: computer, enter, olympic, program, computers, athletes, commodore, games, ibm, sesame street, long...
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Issue #14 of Enter magazine from January/February 1985. Inside Story, Bits (ROM and Roll, Flea's Foe, A Better Idea?), News Beat (Game-Busters, True BASIC is No Lie, Hey Moe! Gimme a Quarter!, Open the Disk Drive Door, Hal, Powerful Portable, Multi-Purpose Monitors, Joysticks to the World), Show Beat (Dinosaurs Go Digital, Musical Stairs), Connections (Disappearing Computers: A Progress Report, Tomas the Adventure Tester), Rock Video '84: The Year's Hottest High-Tech Music Videos, Greats and...
Topics: computer, program, enter, print, software, commodore, katie, goto, computers, ibm, basic training,...
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The premier edition of Enter magazine, from October 1983. From the Publisher, Bits (Zaxxon 101, What Do You Say to a Talking Coke Machine?, Dr. Atari, Monkey Business, Moving Maps, Marathon Man, The Bionic Nose, Random Access (Software Squabbles), User Views (Ms. Pac Man, Pepper II, Qix, Centipede, Burgertime, Jungle Hunt), Q&A (VHF vs UHF antenna, the meaning of K, light pens), Mean Screen Machines: Movie Computers Make Great Villains, Preparing for War Games: The Basic Training of Matthew...
Topics: computer, game, enter, atari, games, video, laser, computers, arcade, disc, enter october, video...
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Issue #13 of Enter magazine from December 1984. Inside Story, Feedback, Random Access (Extra! My Special Edition), Ask Enter (Cut-Rate Computing, Atari 800 vs 800XL, How Big is a Block?, Writing Your Own Games, Modem to Modem, Eek! A Mouse!), Bits (Sounds Fishy, Robots with Teeth, Forget the Film, A Sound Idea, Sky Talk, Computer Orphans, Royal Micros, Laser Slicer), User Views (Montezuma's Revenge, Puzzle Panic, Frogger Three: Threeedeep!, Xyphus, Antarctic Adventure, Timebound), The Year in...
Topics: computer, enter, katie, software, goto, program, commodore, robot, color, december, call hchar,...
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Issue #3 of Enter magazine, from December 1983/January 1984. Feedback, Q&A (wear on power pack while plugged in, differences between home games and arcade games, size of a kilobyte), Bits (Feet Feat, Apple Appeal, Barks & Bytes, High (Tech) Fashion, A Starring Role, Season's Bleepings, Let My People Video, Silicon Slalom), Random Access (Paid to Play), User Views: Best of 83 (Dragonfire, Shark! Shark!, Happy Trails, Looping, Donkey Kong, Jr., Turtles), Computer's First Rock Star: Thomas...
Topics: computer, game, atari, enter, software, commodore, games, computers, program, arcade, touch tablet,...
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Issue #8 of Enter magazine from June 1984. Inside Story, Feedback, Bits (High-Tech Hair, TV Graduation, Sentence Structure, Byting Crime, Computer-Rated Grads?, Digital Diners, Farm-Line), Ask Enter (What is a Wafer?, Software Market Guides, Space Invaders Wrist?), Random Access (Expert in an Instant), User Views (Q*Bert, Rabbit Transit, Boing!, Pogo Joe, Flip & Flop, Frostbite, Juice, To Blast or Not To Blast?), News Beat (New Software Launched, Atari Lab, Software Soiree, Prehistoric...
Topics: robot, enter, robots, computer, program, software, commodore, june, atari, enter june, special...
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Issue #15 of Enter magazine from March 1985. Bits (English Lesson, Video Varsity, Making the Grade, Capitol Idea, Water Watcher, Proof Positive), User Views (Fahrenheit 451, Robot Odyssey I, Ghostbusters, Spy vs Spy, Breakdance, Cutthroats, Spelunker, Lightwaves, PQ: The Party Quiz Game), Software Scanner (President's Choice, Flying Colors, Dreamhouse, Mission: Algebra, Colortone Keyboard), News Beat (Kids Hit at Bits Show, Dial a Game?, Olympic Revival, Commodore Introduces the C-128, Ideas...
Topics: computer, goto, enter, program, computers, print, software, camp, apple, commodore, enter march,...
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Issue #10 of Enter magazine from September 1984. Inside Story, Feedback, Bits (When It Dries, It Pours, Pac-Van Fever, Bowl-ing for Scholars, LUAU Link-Up, Computer Cook-Up, A Sheepish Robot), Ask Enter (What's 'Compatibility'?, Info Flow, Do Games Hurt Your T.V.?), Random Access (Why Programming Bugs Me), User Views (The Seven Cities of Gold, Pitfall II: Lost Caverns, James Bond: 007, Gumball, Bump 'N' Jump, Bruce Lee, Zaxxon, Boulder Dash), Software Scanner (Run for the Money, Peripheral...
Topics: computer, enter, atari, print, commodore, software, game, computers, ibm, september, word...
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Issue #11 of Enter magazine from October 1984. Inside Story, Feedback, Bits (Dog Data, College on a Disc, A Scents of Time, Racing Computers, Booting Up Roots, All Washed Up, Cycle Circuit, Micro Kilts, Robot Pong), Ask Enter (Do-It-Yourself Computers?, VIC 20 vs Commodore 64, Software vs. Hardware), Random Access (I'm Not a Nerd), User Views (Seastalker, Word Flyer, El-Ixer, Ballblazer, The Mask of the Sun, King's Quest, Gyruss, Slamball), Software Scanner (Gibson Light Pen System, SmartLOGO,...
Topics: computer, program, enter, martina, topo, software, commodore, atari, ibm, robot, enter october,...
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Issue #3 of Enter magazine, from November 1983. In This Issue, Ice Pirates (adventure game), Q&A (modems, dedicated monitors, how long a video game will last), Bits (Tiny TV, Apple Sundae, Say, What?, High-Tech Pigeons, Video B-Ball, Room Service, Games for Parents, Glove Story, Run, It Said, Mellow Tapes, S.O.S. By Suitcase, Coffee, Tea or Video?), User Views (Realsports Baseball, Challenge Baseball, Realsports Football, Superchallenge Football, Turbo, Soccer), Random Access (Keeper of the...
Topics: computer, adventure, game, enter, games, atari, bela, program, november, color, enter november,...
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Issue #17 of Enter magazine from May 1985. Inside Story (Computers, Changes And 'Contact'), Bits (In the Key of T, Flying Typewriters, Sealed with a Disk?, User Views (Dragon's Lair, Karateka, Pitstop II, Mindshadow, On-Court Tennis), Software Scanner (Dazzle Draw, Bank Street Music Writer, Magic Piano), Whatever Happened to the Future?, The Future Comes Home: A Typical Day in the 21st Century, Homing In on the Future: What Today's Experts Are Predicting, Connections, Enter Center, Show Beat...
Topics: computer, program, enter, print, goto, commodore, software, gosub, puter, nan, nan davis, light...
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Issue #16 of Enter magazine from April 1985. Bits (Computer Prose, Space Face, Robot Oddity, All in the Family, Murphy's Computer, Phones in Flight, Reunions in Space) GOTO the Head of the Class, Do It!: Projects and Programs that Make The Most of Your Micro, Riptide's Hacker Hero, Enter Center, The Historic Hall of Hackers, Software Scanner (Melodian Keyboard, Adventures in Space, Friendly Filer, Kid Pro Quo, Survey Taker, The Print Shop Graphics Library), User Views (The Hitchhiker's Guide to...
Topics: print, computer, goto, program, enter, software, commodore, programs, april, poke, enter april,...
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Issue #7 of Enter magazine from May 1984. Inside Story, Feedback, Bits (Shopper's Delight, Computer by Crayon, Smell-O-Rama, 3-D Shutter Bug, Dust Buster, BASIC Blues, Doorway to Stardom, Low-Cal High-Tech, Computer-Haters Unite), Random Access (On-Line Chip-Chat), Ask Enter (Dragon's Lair at Home, The Most RAM, Computer Languages), User Views (Intellectual Decathlon, States & Capitals, The Game Show, High Rise, Music Construction Set, Songwriter, Space Shuttle, Scram), News Beat (Apple...
Topics: computer, enter, program, game, print, goto, digital, software, computers, apple, video game,...
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Issue #5 of Enter magazine from March 1984. Inside Story, Feedback, Q&A (speech synthesiers, built-in modems, memory size of Cray supercomputers, Franklin Ace 100 light pen), The Disappearing T.I. Computer, Random Access (Daughter Knows Best), Bits (Heavy Metal Musician, Zoo Love, 64 Pick Up, Frock Talk, Lights! Action! Joystick!, Computer Campus, Bit Parts), Computer Contests, Computerized Pizza, Fast-Talking Video Games, A Novel Idea, Vocational Video, If A Computer Answers Hang Up), User...
Topics: computer, enter, atari, computers, march, game, hlin, program, camp, camps, enter march, computer...
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Issue #6 of Enter magazine from April 1984. Inside Story, Feedback, Bits (Chocolate Chip, Quick Bytes, On-Line Junkyard, Hookey Hook-Up, J-T-V, Satellite Fishes, If A Man Answers Hang Up!), Ask Enter (One Drive or Two?, Cassette vs Disk, The 'Best' Computer?), Random Access (Teaching Basics), User Views (Getting a Hold on Handhelds, Q*Bert, Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong II, Monty Plays Scrabble, Zaxxon, Thundering Turbo, Popeye Game & Watch, Octopus Game & Watch), News Beat (The Return of...
Topics: computer, software, enter, program, stevie, atari, goto, april, bluth, game, enter april, disk...
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Issue #12 of Enter magazine from November 1984. Inside Story, Feedback, Random Access (Computers Are Stupid), Ask Enter (Modems and Phone Bills, Computer Housework?, TRS-80 Speech?), Bits (Dating Data, Silicon Salmon, Beeping on the Beat, Lounge Robot, Boo-Hoo Buffer, Microchipped China, Space Refrigerators, Reborn Bytes), User Views (Star Wars: The Arcade Game, Operation Whirlwind, Viking Raider, The Heist, The World's Greatest Baseball Game, The Dukes of Hazzard), Software Scanner (Dinosaur...
Topics: computer, enter, computers, commodore, program, ibm, print, color, robot, november, enter november,...
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Issue #4 of Enter magazine from February 1984. Feedback, Q&A (Sprites, dangers of exposure to video screens, why some computers are easier to program than others, who invented computers), Bits (Have Hardware Will Travel, Bytes for Breakfast, Going Up?, Coin-Ops Come Home, Tasty Hi-Tech, Micro Mosquito, Byte Bopper), User Views: Best of 83: Video Games (Pinball Construction Set, Maze Craze Construction Set, Lode Runner, Necromancer, Wayout, Cross Fire, Worms?, Wizardry, Soccer), Random...
Topics: computer, enter, game, atari, graphics, program, boxy, arcade, katie, computers, enter february,...